Prime Minister Justin Trudo announced today that he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (RCGC) in Kigali, Rwanda, at the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany, and NATO in Madrid, Spain. He will also pay an official bilateral visit hosted by the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez.
The world is experiencing collective crises. Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is a direct attack on democracy and the rule of law, and has increased the cost of living around the world. In addition, climate change is already affecting people’s livelihoods and our economy. Through these meetings, the Prime Minister will continue to strengthen important partnerships and advance common priorities, including respect for peace, security and human rights; to drive ambitious climate action and economic development; and making life better and more accessible to people around the world.
At the RCGC from 23 to 25 June 2022, Prime Minister Trudo will reaffirm Canada’s commitment to the fundamental values that unite the Commonwealth: promoting a free and democratic society and peace and prosperity for the benefit of all. . It will promote cooperation to hold Russia accountable for its unjustified invasion of Ukraine, combat food insecurity and combat climate change. This year, leaders will meet on “Towards a Common Future Based on Connectivity, Innovation and Transformation” and discuss ways to improve the lives of 54 Commonwealth citizens.
At the G7 summit on 26-28 June 2022, the Prime Minister will continue to work closely with his G7 partners in recent months to combat Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. In particular, they will identify the best ways to support the millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced. As part of this year’s G7 presidency, Germany has set the theme “Towards a just world”. The Prime Minister will continue to promote common priorities, such as full support for Ukraine, building a greener future and sending COVID-19 vaccines to those who need them, as well as the values uniting the G7 countries, incl. democracy, human rights and gender equality.
At the NATO Summit on 28-30 June 2022, Prime Minister Trudo will attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to discuss current and future threats and challenges to transatlantic security, including Russia’s attack on Ukraine and how to strengthen our common ground. security commitments to protect our citizens.
Following the NATO summit, Prime Minister Trudo will pay an official bilateral visit on 30 June 2022 by the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez. The visit will enable Canada and Spain to pursue their shared commitment to economic growth for all, to combat climate change, to promote gender equality and to build a more secure and peaceful world.
The international community is stronger if it defends with one voice the common values of our countries and, above all, the desire to improve life. Canada will continue to work with its partners and democracies around the world to meet the challenges of our time while preparing to seize the opportunities of tomorrow.
“When the whole world joins forces to meet the challenges of our time, we can achieve the best possible results for people. The Commonwealth, the G7 and NATO will have to show a common will to defend democracy and human rights, to fight the rising cost of living and to take ambitious action for the climate. I look forward to meeting with their leaders in the coming weeks to do the necessary work to address these challenges and improve the lives of people around the world. »
- The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the G7 Summit and the NATO Summit are important meetings where Canada can work with other countries to coordinate our efforts and find common solutions to the most pressing issues.
- Today’s Commonwealth is a values-based association of 54 countries, most of which have historical ties to the United Kingdom, with a combined population of more than 2.4 billion on five continents.
- The decisions taken at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will also guide the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
- Canada is the Commonwealth’s second largest donor. 2020-2021 In 2006, he donated a total of $ 10.73 million to the organization. In addition, Canada is proud of the Commonwealth Education Agency, which uses distance learning and technology to expand access to education and training to promote growth, the economy, social inclusion and environmental preservation.
- The G7 brings together Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
- G7 leaders have been meeting since the 1970s to discuss issues of national and international importance.
- In addition to the G7, Germany has invited the leaders of Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa as host countries.
- Canada’s last G7 presidency dates back to 2018. Germany holds the presidency in 2022, followed by Japan in 2023. The next time Canada will host it in 2025.
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is one of the cornerstones of Canada’s international security and defense policy. It is a key global forum for engaging Allies and Partners in transatlantic defense and security.
- Canada and Spain are partners and allies with strong relations based on common interests and values, including human rights, democracy, the fight against climate change and gender equality.
- In 2021, two-way trade in goods and services between Canada and Spain reached $ 6.5 billion, making Spain 18th.e Canada’s global trading partner for goods and services.
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